The flag of the state of Libya is a three bands located horizontally, the Central of which is wider than the other two: red, black, green (top to bottom). In the Central part of the black strip is a white Crescent and a star in front of it. The flag has a traditional rectangular shape of standard proportions.
History of the flag
Since 1918, the flag of Libya has changed five times, four of which acquired a new look.
This flag is a national symbol since October 22, 2011. It is noteworthy that earlier he was them 1951-1969 years, but with the coming to power of Muammar Gaddafi, who established his regime in the country and accordingly changed the symbolism (during his reign, the flag was solid green: the official color of Islam and the “green revolution” Gaddafi).
After his death, the regime fell, and the flag again became the one that was developed in 1951 when Libya gained independence from the UK.
It is worth noting that the return of the red-black-green flag with a star and a Crescent was carried out in the state in February 2011, but the whole world recognized the new symbol of Libya only in August of the same year, that happened six months later.
Since this flag was developed after Libya’s liberation from the status of the British colony, to which it was previously captured, each of its colors reflects one or another aspect of the history of Libyans as slaves.